Andean Painted Gourd

This traditional Peruvian gourd was created in the region of Cochas - Junín. This decorative gourd is very special because the artisan did not use the traditional technical: black background technique, instead of it, they used the paint technique, which consists of carved and stained the forms with paint. Finally, puts it to a cap of varnish for shine it.

This carved gourd art has a lot of representation of the Andean culture. For example, it has typical Peruvian flowers, like the chrysanthemum. Also, this Peruvian art represents the beauty of the spring because their pyrography art portrays the colorful of the flowers and the typical birds of this season (hummingbird and parrots).

The gourds art are so versatile because it can put in any place of your house or office, and their colors will combine with all. This gourd will give life your home!


  • 20 x 15 centimeters
  • 7.8 x 6 inches
Carved Wild Boar Used as a Money Box

  • Weight: 75 grams / 0.17 lbs
  • Height: 16 cm / 6.3"
  • Width: 15 cm / 5.9"
  • Length: 20 cm / 7.9"

We are used to seeing the money box with the shape of a piggy, but now we have a wild boar as a money box, this wild animal is consider as a lucky animal that is why we choose this animal to make something for saving money. This handmade product is truly unique and it would look great in every side of the house because is not just a money box, it is also a decoration for home. It was a handcrafted in gourd material by artisans.

Flower and Butterfly Gourd Art

The Peruvian gourds have transcended through years because their wide variety of designs; one of them is this beautiful gourd inspired in nature that has three figures: flower, butterfly and ladybug carved on it.

To give shades of brown and black on figures, artisans applied artistic folk technique of Junín. That technique has been practiced in Peru for more than 4,000 years on art gourds.


  • Height: 14 centimeters / 5.5 inches
  • Width: 12 centimeters / 4.7 inches
  • Length: 12 centimeters / 4.7 inches
Gourd Napkin Holder

Are you looking for a different centerpiece? Have you ever try Peruvian colors, shapes and culture? Our artisans highlight the flora and fauna feature on this napkin holder that is glued to a decorated wooden base. You can have the traditional bird “The hummingbird” just in the middle of your table.

This bird first was carved in the gourd, after painted. The design of this decoration will be the conversation topic of your meal. Is the perfect addition to any dining table, ideal for tea time, barbecue and picnic areas.


  • Height: 10 centimeters / 4 inches
  • Width: 12 centimeters / 4.7 inches
  • Length: 10 centimeters / 4 inches
Gourd Owl Bank

This owl gourd was created to works two ways: Be a coin box and decorate the home at the same time. The principal motive of this gourd design is the representation of the nature into house and incentivize to saving money.

This owl decor has basic colors because using the principal Huanca technique, to achieve this handcrafted finished. First, the artisan chiselled the theme on the gourd with a tool named buril; after, he gives it color and shadow to get something unique. The principal use of this gourd carving is for decoration, so it can be used in any places of the home. Your home will look elegant with this Peruvian art!


  • 7 x 10 centimeters
  • 3 x 4 inches
Gourd Sling Bag

  • Weight: 200 grams / 0.44 lbs
  • Bag: 7.5" H x 7.5" W x 3.9" D
  • Bag: 19cm H x 19cm W x 10cm D
  • Drop length: 17" min L - x 19.75" max L
  • Adjustable strap
  • Leather strap
  • Made of gourd
  • This sling bag is not like typical bags because it's made of gourd material without use an industrial process for their creation. Designs painted on gourd features the Andean traditions.

    Do you ask how it is possible that gourd be a bag? Well, Peruvian artisans wanted to create something new that mixture their culture and the modern people needs. So, they applied the technique named "gourd crafting" to produce the bag of the photos.

Hand-engraved Peruvian Gourd Ornament

Peruvian artisans have shared generation upon generation a technique of working gourds that is still considered unique around the world. The name in Spanish is "mate burilado", and they are appreciated all over the world for their singularity and durability.

The gourd you see here is large enough to be placed in your centre table so you can surprise your guests since they will not have seen anything like it. However, the core of its value is in the beauty of its designs. The one you see here, for example, uses three mixable colours with captures of many scenes that are common in the Andes mountains of Peru. You can see for example men shepherding their animals or women working in the field.

The result is beautiful.

  • Peruvian art.
  • Gourd art for sale.


  • 18 x 12 centimeters
  • 7 x 5 inches
Peruvian Engraved Gourd with White Stone Owl Figurine

This Peruvian carved gourd is a beautiful mix of two artistic techniques. On the outer side, you have a art gourd nicely decorated with owl motifs. Inside, there is a small owl figurine carved from white stone in the Peruvian Andes mountains. Both parts of the product are handmade, giving the whole piece a special value.

Remember Tinkuy works straight with the artisans, so may also request a custom gourd and figurine that features any motif you may like. It will not be a problem for us to prepare and ship it.

  • Two techniques in a craft.
  • Decorative gourd.


  • 9 x 7 centimeters
  • 4 x 3 inches
Peruvian Gourd Art that Resemble Maracas

This pair of Peruvian gourd ornaments were engraved by hand in the Peruvian Andes. They represent some common scenes of the Andean life. You can see, for example, a woman walking along with a llama, with her baby under a clear night.

They resemble a pair of maracas, but these gourds will not sound. These painted gourds are versatile since you can use them in different places for example in your car, bedroom, room and even in your bathroom. You will impress many with a limited edition artwork.

Our gourds are engraved by hand and properly processed to be made to last.

  • Decorative gourd for sale.
  • Peruvian handicraft.


  • 15 x 8 centimeters
  • 6 x 3 inches
Peruvian Gourd Ornament with Owl Motif

This Peruvian gourd ornament is special for two reasons: on the one hand, because it was made following the traditional techniques that have been taught generation upon generation in Peru; and on the other, because this gourd has been prepared to work as a cash-box as well.

Concerning to draw of the design, it was appealed to the exquisite technique of the experienced craftswomen who live in the Peruvian mountains, finally was obtained a nice owl, It was a hard work for the pulse but was obtained the desired result.

Peruvian gourds are unique in the world because its technique is different than the ones used by other gourd artisans around the world. This one was made by hand. It may become a beautiful ornament both in your living room or in your kitchen; and, as it is made of a properly processed gourd, you can rest assured it was made to last.

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  • Peru artwork.
  • Gourd art for sale.


  • 23 x 17 centimeters
  • 9 x 6 inches
Peruvian Wedding in a Carved Gourd

Carved gourds shows stories ranging from cultural events such as celebrations, myths, even tragedies. You can associate this beautiful item with celebration because is showing a wedding and all the activities you do in an event like this.

This handcrafted gourd product can be the ideal for a wedding gift, the couple would feel identified with the design of the gourd.


  • Height: 15 centimeters / 5.9 inches
  • Width: 20 centimeters / 7.8 inches
  • Length: 20 centimeters / 7.8 inches
Rustic Napkin Holder

On this gourd art was engraved a peasant and an alpaca from the Andes taking a walk, artisans make known their culture on his work giving a rustic design to the decorative item. Creating this gourd napkin holder is a hard work that takes time to artisans, this is more than visual storytelling, the rustic decor offer the perspective of understand the story by itself.


  • Height: 12 centimeters / 4.7 inches
  • Width: 9 centimeters / 3.5 inches
  • Length: 8 centimeters / 3.1 inches
Traditional Peruvian Gourd with Bird Motif

Peruvian gourds are different than their foreign peers. They are made following traditional techniques that are shared generation upon generation, and the result is unique pieces that are made to last and that feature Andean elements, traditions and the like.

The one you can see here was made to resemble a bird. In its body you can see some elements of the life in the Andes, such as a llama or a traditional farmer woman. It will be a nice ornament for your house or office. What's best is that you will buy this gourd knowing you are buying an original Peruvian gourd, and not a modernized replica.

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  • Unique design.
  • Gourd art for sale.


  • 28 x 8 centimeters
  • 11 x 3 inches
Vintage Peruvian Gourd

  • Weight: 70 grams / 0.15 lbs
  • Height: 20 cm / 7.8"
  • Width: 18 cm / 7"
  • Length: 18 cm / 7"

Do you want to renovate your house and looking for handmade decor to refresh the decoration? Then, this is the best option for you to include it into your home decor. This carved gourd represents the hard work and talent of the artisans; they decorated the carved gourd with the traditional scene from the Andes, some peasants and llamas. This handcrafted gourd has a vintage style, the perfect souvenir for decorate the home.

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